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Old Schaaf Mfg Pool Table


Old Schaaf Mfg Pool Table

I recently (over the Christmas holiday) inherited a pool table from my Grandfather; label says Schaaf Mfg. Co. on it.

The story I got was that it was built in the early 1900's, went into a pool hall, then into a guys basement, then landed at my Grandfathers in the late 60's (1968-69 timeframe). My Grandfather sent the rails in to get them redone at that time, so I have rails with the Schaaf nameplate on them, but not sure if Schaaf was the manufacturer of the entire table. The felt even has Schaaf Manf. stamped on it along with some code (appears to be a serial number). The table definitely is old, but still solid and in great shape.

The only info that I know of the company is that they went out of business in the late 60's. Other than that, I am searching like crazy. If anyone knows anything, please post.

Picture of the nameplate attached along with a photo from my Grandfathers pool room.

Old Schaaf Mfg Pool Table

Replies & Comments

  1. NiceSchaafbilliardsforum on 1/2/2007 9:05:59 PM

    there isn't a lot of information out there, especially where the company is no longer is business.

    Occasionally, you'll see auction houses showing a Schaaf table. Ebay currently has a few auctions for 100 year-old Schaaf chalk.

    I did find another guy with a Schaaf table in the following guestbook entry...

    pooltable.kirchelconsulting.com/Guestbook/guestbook.html

    Name: Jeff Z.
    Email:jkzxrayu@msn.com
    Date: Thursday, April 12, at 12:58:52

    Fabulous job. I acquired a Schaaf billiard table for free! It was in a garage for 4 years in Minnesota. All the hardware, slate, balls, cues, etc. came with it.Problem was- it was totally taken apart and no instructions came with. It now proudly sits in my basement rec/pool room and is totally awesome. Your table however is a true work of art. Kudos to you! A benefit to where my table sits, is that it becomes a great place to crawl under during tornado warnings... JZ.

    Maybe you can contact this person via email?

    Good luck in your search, and let us know if you find anything

  2. NiceSchaafNiceSchaaf on 1/2/2007 9:17:36 PM

    Thanks.

    I found the same posting and tried writing, but I guess the email account has been deleted, said "No Mailbox".

    I'll keep digging.

  3. NiceSchaafguest on 12/23/2009 12:41:48 PM

    I also am looking for info on Schaaf pool tables. My dad had one that my brother now has which I may be buying form him. Any new information on this maker and values?

  4. NiceSchaafguest on 9/30/2011 5:25:03 PM

    schaaf company did not build your table, your tables are all brunswick billiard tables, schaaf billiard company serviced the tables as a basic contractor/sales/service type company for brunswick, in most cases the only thing that schaaf did to the table was change the felt and add their label plate over or in place of the original brunswick plate. which is also true of rambo pool cues that were original one piece cues that balabushka purchased from brunswick converted them into 2 piece balabushka special.

  5. NiceSchaafSchaafMFG on 2/21/2012 4:00:58 PM

    SchaafMFG was a billiards company, founded in 1911, in the Minneapolis/St. Paul-MN, by Valentine Schaaf (my great-grandfather). SchaafMFG manufactured pool tables, bowling alleys and standard billiards supplies. The company was run by Vanentine Schaaf and his two sons Robert Schaaf and John(Jack) Schaaf. MFG The business declined after the death of Robert Schaaf in WWII, but Jack ran the business in some fashion until the early 1980's.

    The table is an antique. Probably 1940's. There aren't that many tables around anymore and many are in rough condition. You got a good one.

    Hope you enjoy the table,

    Matt

  6. NiceSchaaftdetloff on 7/31/2012 9:09:12 AM

    I also have an antique table which was owned by my great uncle, who aquired it from a bar which was going out of business in the early 70's. The plate on the end of the table looks considerably older than the one pictured above, but the style of the table looks quite similar. I will have to post pictures and I would appreciate any info anyone would have on the age. I also have a set of 'baseball pocket billiards' numbered 1-21 with the table. I am having trouble locating much info on these as well, besides the game itself and rules. Thanks!

  7. NiceSchaaftdetloff on 8/7/2012 8:43:31 AM

    I have pictures now of what I have. Can anyone help me with some info?

  8. NiceSchaafDsmithBFL on 4/26/2013 2:17:13 AM

    That's a gorgeous pool table. Very modern yet still retaining its classic roots. The associated pool cues are the only thing that is missing from this setup.

  9. NiceSchaafscindapsus on 6/24/2013 7:02:10 PM

    That pool table is really a valuable christmas gift!

  10. NiceSchaafjschaaf on 10/16/2013 6:59:55 AM

    Hi There. I know all about the company that made your table. You can email me at jschaaf@umassd.edu

    Judy Schaaf

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Old Schaaf Mfg Pool Table

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